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Writers Present Series

Books are Better Shared

Saturday, October 8 at 10:15 am - 3:30 pm
Norman P Murray Community and Senior Center
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Books are Better Shared

Registration is available for the 3rd annual "Books are Better Shared" on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center.

For book lovers and book clubs, the event is from 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 24932 Veterans Way. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The event is hosted by the Mission Viejo Library in partnership with Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore.

Books are Better Shared is a social and literary gathering of book readers and more than 12 noted authors including Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Brinkley Rogers with his memoir “Please Enjoy Your Happiness”; Stephanie Danler with her instant national bestseller “Sweetbitter”; as well as acclaimed author Lisa Napoli who speaks around the world about her first book “Radio Shangri-La.” Her new book about the late philanthropist Joan Kroc entitled “Ray & Joan The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away” will be released mid-November.

Guests spend the day with book club leaders and authors who will help them explore exciting new ways to share books and give them the tools necessary to pick the perfect books.  The event also gives folks the chance to meet publisher representatives who will share books they think will generate great book group discussions.

To register, visit   The $38 registration fee includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day; programming; an on-site bookstore; and giveaways.

Writers Present: Leonard David - MARS: Our Future on the Red Planet

Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 pm
Mission Viejo City Hall
200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo
Presentation and Book Sales 
Book Cover - Mars "MARS: Our Future on the Red Planet" published by National Geographic Books considers the imminent settlement of humans on Mars. Backed by extensive research and written by award-wining journalist Leonard David—who has covered space for 50 years and was co-author of Mission to Mars with Buzz Aldrin—the book is part of a major National Geographic Mars initiative this fall, including a documentary in partnership with Ron Howard whose foreword opens the book.
Books sold on site ($30) will receive priority book signing.
To reserve your seat, call 949-830-7100 ext. 5105 or fill out our online registration form.